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Rob Margeit

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2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety

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2017 Renault Kangoo pricing and specs: Smaller engine, more power, more safety

Renault’s volume-selling Kangoo van has received a heart-transplant as part of its 2017 makeover with a new, more powerful, more efficient engine doing the grunt work of the popular light commercial...

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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix
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2008-09 Kia Sportage recalled for wiring fix

Kia Motors Australia has issued a recall notice on 2008-09 KM Series Kia Sportage, citing an electrical wiring fault. Kia revealed the wiring harness connector pins in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) assembly may corrode due to improper sealing of the HECU’s wiring harness connector...


First Maserati Levante already in Australia: Local distributor confirms 200 orders
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First Maserati Levante already in Australia: Local distributor confirms 200 orders

Don’t be surprised if you spot a 2017 Maserati Levante SUV on local roads this week, ahead of its scheduled on-sale early next year. A Maserati Australia spokesperson confirmed that some customers have air-freighted their Levante luxury SUVs to Australia ahead of the major shipment due locally early next year...


Volkswagen to recruit 1000 IT professionals: German giant investing big in future tech
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Volkswagen to recruit 1000 IT professionals: German giant investing big in future tech

The Volkswagen Group is set to hire over 1000 IT professionals over the next three years as it seeks to shore up its technological and autonomous future. IT experts from industries as diverse as gaming and big data research will be hired to expand and develop the Group’s push into artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, smart production and connectivity...


Opel GT RWD coupe not dead yet - report
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Opel GT RWD coupe not dead yet - report

Vauxhall-Opel’s spectacular Opel GT concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show earlier this year could yet become a reality, despite General Motors currently having no platform on which to base the RWD coupe. Reports out of Europe continue to suggest Opel is looking at ways to turn the concept into a production based rear-wheel-drive coupe...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton update has been announced today, bringing more standard equipment and some minor design tweaks, as well as additional optional equipment available across the expanded range. That expansion comes courtesy of the addition of a new variant, the Club Cab Chassis with automatic transmission to the base GLX range...


2017 Maserati Quattroporte review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte review

Maserati has beefed up its Quattroporte, but is all that extra meat enough to lure buyers away from the Germans in the luxury sedan segment?


Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo confirmed for Australia

Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has confirmed its luxury camper van, the Marco Polo Activity, will available in Australia from next year with a starting price of $69,990 (plus on-road costs). The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity is based on the German brand's people mover, the Valente, and can seat up to seven people with a host of features designed to make that road trip even more comfortable...


2017 Audi A3 pricing and specs
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2017 Audi A3 pricing and specs

There’s a lot riding on the 2017 Audi A3. The small hatch and sedan range is Audi’s best-selling car in Australia, accounting for 25 per cent of the German brand’s total sales. The A3 is also a market leader, holding the top spot among small cars priced beyond $40,000...


2017 Audi A3 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi A3 review

Audi's A3 has long been the segment leader in its class. Now, with an expanded range and a face-lifted update that is more than skin deep, can the A3 retain its place at the top of the pecking order?


2017 Audi S3 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Audi S3 review

While the split personality Jekyll and Hyde doesn't apply in this instance, Audi's new S3 range is more than enough car to warrant a Jekyll and Mild analogy


2017 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia has been revealed tonight, ahead of an Australian debut set to occur around the middle of next year - just in time for the 2018 model year. Showcasing heavily revised styling at the front and and a subtle update to the rear, the Octavia steers clear of mimicking the big new Superb's look by adopting a quad-headlight design...


SuperUtes: Dual cab turbo-diesel utes to battle it out on Australia's race tracks
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SuperUtes: Dual cab turbo-diesel utes to battle it out on Australia's race tracks

Not content with dominating Australia’s building and construction sites and new vehicle sales charts, the ever-popular turbo-diesel dual-cab ute is about to dominate our race tracks. Supercars today confirmed it will launch a new motorsport category for the dualies, SuperUtes...


Mark Webber announces retirement from racing
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Mark Webber announces retirement from racing

One of Australia’s most decorated international motorsport stars, Mark Webber, has announced his retirement from racing. Webber will hang up his helmet at the end of the 2016 season, signalling an end to a glittering career that started in his hometown of Queanbeyan in 1991...